• Twisted Tales

    TWISTED TALES; tristan and iseult

    This post is going up late because I forgot. Oops. Also I don’t know much about this story except that it is a tragic romance, and honestly, I love those when done well? Twisted Tales is a series of photosets depicting POC fancasts of fairytales that are traditionally cast as not-POC. Featuring:Lewis Tan as TristanAshley Madekwe as IseultKeanu Reeves as Mark When King Mark heard of the death of these two lovers, he crossed the sea and came into Brittany; and he had two coffins hewn, for Tristan and Iseult, one of chalcedony for Iseult, and one of beryl for Tristan. And he took their beloved bodies away with him…

  • Racebent Romcoms

    RACEBENT ROMCOMS; while you were sleeping

    This was remade into a gender-flipped Bollywood movie that I enjoyed, and there are so many fanfictions inspired by this – but a remake of it by Hollywood wouldn’t go amiss either if they do something fresh with it. Racebent Romcoms has me taking existing Hollywood romantic comedies (and romances), and recasting them for the modern day with a more diverse cast. Featuring Zazie Beetz as Lucy Moderatz and Simu Liu as Jack Callaghan. Do you believe in love at first sight? Nah, I betcha don’t, you’re probably too sensible for that. Or have you ever, like, seen somebody? And you knew that, if only that person really knew you,…

  • Twisted Tales

    TWISTED TALES; the golden slipper

    This is a very Cinderella-esque story, but still, it can be turned on it’s head again to give something fresh. Right? Twisted Tales is a series of photosets depicting POC fancasts of fairytales that are traditionally cast as not-POC. Featuring:Naomi Scott as the Younger DaughterNoureen DeWulf as the Older DaughterTabu as the MotherAlberto Rosende as the King’s Son So the old woman and her daughter went to church, and the smart little stepdaughter made the fire burn up, and got the dinner ready, and then went to the willow-tree and said, “Willow-tree, willow-tree, come out of thy bark! Lady Anna, come when I call thee!” Then the willow-tree did its…

  • Racebent Romcoms

    RACEBENT ROMCOMS; when harry met sally

    I’ve seen this maybe once in the entirety, but it’s got some good quotes and I think it’s time for a remake? Racebent Romcoms has me taking existing Hollywood romantic comedies (and romances), and recasting them for the modern day with a more diverse cast. Featuring Daniel Dae Kim as Harry Burns and Michelle Rodriguez as Sally Albright. Right now everything is great, everyone is happy, everyone is in love and that is wonderful. But you gotta know that sooner or later you’re gonna be screaming at each other about who’s gonna get this dish. This eight dollar dish will cost you a thousand dollars in phone calls to the…

  • Twisted Tales

    TWISTED TALES; the princess who never smiled

    I actually quite like this tale and I’m surprised it hasn’t been adapted. It might be a little difficult unless you make it super dramatic, I suppose. Twisted Tales is a series of photosets depicting POC fancasts of fairytales that are traditionally cast as not-POC. Featuring:Adria Arjona as the PrincessAlex Meraz as the Humble Man It was a bitter thing for the Tsar her father to gaze at his doleful daughter. He used to open his imperial palace to whoever would be his guest. “Come,” he said, “come and try to enliven the Princess Without a Smile: any one who succeeds shall gain her as his wife.” And as soon…

  • Racebent Romcoms

    RACEBENT ROMCOMS; one fine day

    I haven’t actually seen this movie but it seems cute. I love rom-coms involving kids in most cases. Racebent Romcoms has me taking existing Hollywood romantic comedies (and romances), and recasting them for the modern day with a more diverse cast. Featuring Winston Duke as Jack Taylor and Dichen Lachman as Melanie Parker. Maggie, when you grow up and are incredibly beautiful and intelligent and possess a certain sweetness that’s… that’s like a distant promise to the brave, to the worthy, could you please not beat to a pulp every miserable bastard that comes your way simply because you can? Could you not do that?

  • Twisted Tales

    TWISTED TALES; east of the sun, west of the moon

    This tale is pretty similar to a lot of other ones, but I didn’t fancast the villain characters, because honestly, find their appearances in the actual story very problematic, so let’s not? Twisted Tales is a series of photosets depicting POC fancasts of fairytales that are traditionally cast as not-POC. Featuring:Sharon Leal as the Youngest DaughterRiz Ahmed as the Prince So things went on happily for a while, but at last she began to get silent and sorrowful; for there she went about all day alone, and she longed to go home to see her father and mother and brothers and sisters. So one day, when the White Bear asked…

  • Racebent Romcoms

    RACEBENT ROMCOMS; roman holiday

    What I know about this movie is admittedly not a lot, but someone mentioned something on Twitter, and I knew I had to do a fancast. Racebent Romcoms has me taking existing Hollywood romantic comedies (and romances), and recasting them for the modern day with a more diverse cast. Featuring Lupita Nyong’o as Princess Ann and Michael Trevino as Joe Bradley. Your Excellency, I trust you will not find it necessary to use that word again. Were I not completely aware of my duty to my family and to my country, I would not have come back tonight… or indeed ever again!

  • Twisted Tales

    TWISTED TALES; anastasia

    Taking a little bit from the animated movie and a little bit from the Broadway musical*, and shaking things up would be fun, no? *I really wish I could watch the musical. Twisted Tales is a series of photosets depicting POC fancasts of fairytales that are traditionally cast as not-POC. Featuring: Heather Hemmens as Anastasia Diego Luna as Dimitri Angela Bassett as the Dowager Empress Ken Watanabe as Rasputin Dancing bears, painted wings, things I almost remember. And a song someone sings, once upon a December. Someone holds me safe and warm, horses prance through a silver storm. Figures dancing gracefully across my memory.

  • Racebent Romcoms

    RACEBENT ROMCOMS; leap year

    This was a cute movie! But a little diversity never hurt anybody. Racebent Romcoms has me taking existing Hollywood romantic comedies (and romances), and recasting them for the modern day with a more diverse cast. Featuring Letitia Wright as Anna Brady and David Castañeda as Declan O’Callaghan. When my 60 seconds came around I realized I had everything I ever wanted, but nothing I really needed. And I think what I need is here. And I came all this way to see if you maybe think so too.